ACCRINGTON Stanley chairman Eric Whalley has backed under-pressure boss John Coleman - but admits results must start to improve.
Coleman is the longest serving manager in League Two, with eight years service and three promotions, but his side have had a poor home record this season.
They have lost nine out of 12 games in all competitions at home and have picked up just one point out of the last 12 and lie in 15th place - eight points off the play-offs and the relegation zone.
Last season, the Reds were involved in a relegation battle and the chairman won’t accept a repeat, especially as he feels Coleman has assembled a big squad to fire Stanley upwards towards the play-off places.
“If he is feeling the pressure, it is not coming from me,” said the chairman, who gave the vote of confidence to his manager last season after a 10 league game winless run.
“He isn’t under pressure at this moment. We have got this far and I think we can still go further with the manager we have got.
“But things do happen and our home form is certainly not acceptable. You have got to be a realist."
Read the full interview with the chairman in Friday's Accrington Observer.
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